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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2004--City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN - News) will present a live audio Webcast of Chief Executive Officer Russell Goldsmith's presentation to the Smith Barney Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, January 27, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time (11:00 a.m. Pacific time).

Investors can access this Webcast at the following address: http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/sbcitigroup/financial-services-2004/36107591.cfm (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and paste this hyperlink into your Internet browser's URL address field.)

It also will be available for replay, starting within 24 hours of the live presentation, through the home page of City National's Website at cnb.com.

About City National

City National Corporation is a financial services company with $13 billion in total assets. Its wholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank, is the second largest independent bank headquartered in California. As California's Premier Private and Business Bank, City National provides banking, investment and trust services through 54 offices, including 12 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. The company manages or administers more than $28 billion of trust and investment assets.


 City National Corporation Investors: Frank Pekny, 310-888-6700 Frank.pekny@cnb.com or Media: Cary Walker, 213-833-4715 Cary.walker@cnb.com

Source: City National Corporation